Weddings are traditionally the best days of our lives. But as well as being wonderful they can also be pretty stressful! Hopefully we can ease the strain a bit by offering up our wedding planning checklist for booking your wedding venue.

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It is important to set a budget before you book your venue. This will give you a realistic expectation of what you can afford and ensure costs don’t spiral out of control. If you find that many of your favourite venues are out of your price range a top wedding planning checklist tip (if a little callous) is to try to reduce your guests list as much as possible. Obviously you want your nearest and dearest at your special day but guests tend to be one of the more expensive components of a wedding!

Date and Venues

As soon as you have a date in mind for your special day, you should get on and book your venue. Getting this item ticked off your wedding planning checklist so early will give you the best possible chance of securing your preferred location. If your wedding location doesn’t host receptions, you can hire a separate venue for this. When you’re booking your reception venue, cross reference dates with your wedding location to ensure that both are available on the same day. With wonderful views, unbeatable service and excellent catering options, Lakeside makes the perfect location for a wedding reception. Please visit our events page to find out more.


To make sure all of your guests are well organised, email them the address of your wedding venue along with any special directions they might need to get there. You should also do this if your reception is being held at a separate location. Liaise with both venues about best routes and timings. Lakeside offers a very accessible wedding reception venue. Despite out apparent seclusion in a beautiful country park, we are actually located less than five mile from the centre of Peterborough. We are just a few minutes from the A1 and the nearest train station.


Generally the ceremony itself can be entertainment enough at a wedding, but a bit of extra amusement never goes amiss. It can be expensive booking entertainment so why not see if your venue can help you out? At Lakeside, for instance, we can offer a range of options, including music, magicians, caricature artists, snow machine and a fun photo booth. We also provide our guests with our experience of hosting events, offering information and assisting them in any way we can.


While you may be a little too giddy at your wedding to enjoy you meal, your guests are likely to be ravenous. For this reason it is very important to find top class service. At Lakeside we offer first class catering with all of our food locally sourced where possible and freshly made onsite. Click on the following link to see our full menu.

If you’d like to find out about the availability at Lakeside please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

Call: 01733 233218


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